Hartford Alumni Chapter - 1950, AKA 1908

Programs

HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK!

  

HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! is a unique program developed by the Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter (Hartford Alumnae) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  This brunch event, with a keynote speaker, celebrates the leadership, innovation, and empowerment of young women from community-based organizations in the Greater Hartford area.  In the months leading up to this signature brunch, the honorees participate in workshops on Goal-Setting, Career Exploration, Self-Empowerment, etc. facilitated by members of the chapter.  

This event provides the Foundation for Educational Opportunities (FEO) with the financial support to positively impact our students in the Greater Hartford area.  The proceeds also advance our efforts to provide scholarships to deserving college-bound students and leverage the capacity of our community programming.

The 3rd Annual HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! will be held Sunday, September 25, 2016. 

2016 Keynote Speaker: Anika Noni Rose

2016 Community-Based Organizations

  • The Artists Collective, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Inc. (Northwest)
  • Girl Scout Troop 1322, Enfield
  • Hartford Youth Scholars
  • Jack & Jill of Greater Hartford
  • Junior Achievement
  • Queen Ann Nzinga
  • St. Agnes Home
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • YMCA Wilson-Gray

2016 Honorees

 

For event details and ticket information, visit http://www.akaepsilonomicronomega.org/event/hartfordgirlsrock.

 


 The 2nd Annual HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! was held Sunday, September 27, 2015.  

2015 Keynote Speaker:  Ms. Kaya Thomas

Kaya Thomas is a rising junior at Dartmouth College where she is majoring in Computer Science. Her interest in technology began during the winter of 2014, and she began working at Tiltfactor, a game design lab for social change. Kaya then interned with Time, Inc. during the summer of 2014 where she developed an iOS application with Entertainment Weekly. In August 2014, she launched her own iOS application called We Read Too. We Read Too is a book resource application that showcases a directory of over 350 children's and young adult books written by authors of color. Kaya is also technical mentor for Black Girls Code, a tutor and a Teaching Assistant for the Dartmouth Computer Science Department. For the summer of 2015, Kaya is a CODE2040 Fellow and will be working as a software engineering intern at Intuit. For her work in education and technology, Kaya was recently honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and BET at the 2015 Black Girls Rock Awards.

 

 

2015 Community-Based Organizations

  • The Artists Collective, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Inc. (Northwest)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Inc. (Sigourney St.)
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • YWCA Hartford Region, Inc.

2015 HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! Honorees

  • Crystal Cruz-Acevedo - Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
  • Jazaira Perez-Acevedo - Glastonbury High School
  • Danay Alvarez - American International College
  • Taryn Oates - Tunxis Community College
  • Zar’je Sanders - University High School of Science and Engineering
  • Laura Webster - Academy of Engineering and Green Technology
  • Eshuame Wheeler - Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy 
 

The 1st Annual HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! was held Saturday, September 27, 2014.

  2014 Community-Based Organizations

  • The Artists Collective, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Inc. (Northwest)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Inc. (Sigourney St.)
  • Daughters of Eve
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • YWCA Hartford Region, Inc.

2014 Keynote Speaker:  Ms. Sonya Lockett

Sonya Lockett is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for BET Networks and Executive Director of the BET Foundation.  In this position, she oversees all of BET's social responsibility initiatives including the Emmy Award winning Rap It Up campaign, BET Goes Pink, and BET Vote.

2014 HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! Honorees

  • Cymphonie Yaw  -   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Emerging Young Leaders
  • Kiara Johnson     -   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Precious Pearls
  • Tahjana Lewis     -   Boys & Girls Club of Hartford-Northwest
  • Keyshia Rolon     -   Boys & Girls Club of Hartford-Sigourney St.
  • Hayley Rowe       -   The Artists Collective
  • Natasha Ruiz       -  Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • Simone Shorter   -   Daughters of Eve
  • Renee Weir         -   YWCA of the Hartford Region

 

 

We THANK YOU for you generous support of 

HARTFORD GIRLS ROCK! 

 

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